Blog | Global Supply Chain Group

Here are a selection of our blogs for your perusal:

For CEOs:

Fresh Thinking for New Business Models
Old Business Models are Getting Redundant When General Motors filed for Chapter XI protection in 2008, it also marked the[...]
Compete or Cooperate in Supply Chains- Do you use your emotional side?
By Stuart Emmett Much has been said about how suppliers should be managed by procurement. Indeed one view (Supply Management[...]
A Company Is Known By The Company It Keeps – 2
There I was – stranded at the Heathrow Airport again – and cursing myself for trusting British Airways and Heathrow[...]
Disrupted by the Disruption?
Boards always ask the hardest questions. That is why these gentlemen (and ladies) get to be on the boards. They[...]
How Can I Improve Supply Chain In My Company? Five Signs of a Broken Supply Chain
Leading Executives Are Continually On a Lookout to Improve Supply Chain in Their Company Most CEOs and CXOs think about[...]
Change Your Processes Before Implementing New Software
By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip The success rate of software implementations is woefully low. There are lots of[...]

For Boards and Chairpersons:

How Green is Your Supply Chain?
It is generally accepted that environmental consciousness is now changing to environmental pro-activeness as organizations are discovering that it makes[...]
Do Not Topple The Global Economy Mr Trump
I have nothing against you President Trump. I have nothing for you either. But, when I heard of the directive[...]
Upgrading Your Supply Chain to the Next Level? One Point that (Nearly) Everyone Misses
The meeting room was as sparsely appointed as most meeting rooms used for supplier meetings these days. There were no[...]
Nokia Sheds Iconic Phone Unit in an Attempt to Re-bundle Itself
Virtually all its shareholders gave their approval, and with a stroke of pen the Finnish firm that once dominated the[...]
Will Amazon Meet Its Waterloo In India
Sooner or later every empire builder starts a campaign which is too ambitious, too audacious and too resource sapping. That[...]
Survey Finds More Than Half CEOs Do Not Believe in Social Media
At Global Supply Chain Group, we are highly interested in global business networks and that is the reason why, today,[...]

For CXOs and VPs:

How Organizational Silos Can Ruin Your Supply Chain
Organizational silos are based on the division of labor, on organizing the labor in such a way that each individual[...]
Assign Clear Personal Responsibility for Each Cost Line to a Single Individual
By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Management Tip As I’ve planned my upcoming tips, I’ve been pondering which tip will be[...]
Your Business Network is your Business’ Net Worth
--- Excerpted from the introduction of THE 5-STAR BUSINESS NETWORK Business Network is now the engine of the society and[...]
A Company Is Known By The Company It Keeps – 2
There I was – stranded at the Heathrow Airport again – and cursing myself for trusting British Airways and Heathrow[...]
Business Model Transformation: Lessons From Soccer And Hockey – Part 2
In the previous blog in this series I wrote about the Brazilian soccer teams transformation from an individualistic style of[...]
Create a High Profile Internal Team to Identify Best Practices and Embed a Cost Conscious Culture
By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip In this tip I discuss embedding a cost conscious culture where you have[...]

For Managers and Analysts:

When Supply Chain Managers Get Caught
If you are in Australia, it is more than likely that you already know this saga. If you are not[...]
The Newest Way to Make Your Business Network Great
In his book The 5-STAR Business Network (http://bit.ly/5-STARBN), Vivek Sood mentions the concept of synchronicity, and focus on Carl Jung's[...]
What Two African Entrepreneurs Have Learnt from Amazon.com – Globalization in Action Serving Humanity
Boasting exponential growth since its inception in 2012, Jumia became the first e-commerce site to bring the coveted Play Station[...]
Dear Hackers – Please Do Not Kill the Cloud…
There are already plenty of nude photos in the cyberspace. No matter how attractive these celebrities are, their photos are[...]
Why Business Networks Are Important?
"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it,[...]
Supply Chain is the New Electricity – You Cannot Run Business Without It
Recently I did a small but quite interesting thought experiment with one of my sons. We were discussing the invention[...]
How To Find a Job
This blog post is relatively small and simple. Yet, as you will see, it is of immense use to anyone[...]
From NASA space suit to Lego Toys – Why crowdsourcing should be part of every supply chain strategy
Supply Chain Strategy Gets a Boost from Crowdsourcing We are starting to hear about the need for innovation in supply[...]

For Logistics Companies:

Supply Chain Segmentation – The Next Step in Delivering What you Promise in Digital Marketing
Trust & Care - Two Hallmarks of Supply Chain Segmentation Supply Chain Segmentation Drives Today's Digital Marketing - This is[...]
Challenging Leadership Principles
By Stuart Emmett  This article puts over what I see as essential leadership principles. They are taken from my book[...]
When Supply Chain Managers Get Caught
If you are in Australia, it is more than likely that you already know this saga. If you are not[...]
Empowerment and Email
by Stuart Emmett I am fed up with a lot of organisations. Is it just me? Do others find too[...]
Why Business Networks Are Important?
"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it,[...]
From NASA space suit to Lego Toys – Why crowdsourcing should be part of every supply chain strategy
Supply Chain Strategy Gets a Boost from Crowdsourcing We are starting to hear about the need for innovation in supply[...]

For Supply Chain Software Companies:

Value of Trust in Supply Chain Management
Why Trust in Supply Chain Is Important? Recently, the value of trust in supply chain was brought home to me[...]
US PC industry – and then there was one little pig left!
US PC makers' market is showing classic symptoms of short term strategic thinking taught by Harvards and other such august[...]
Challenging Leadership Principles
By Stuart Emmett  This article puts over what I see as essential leadership principles. They are taken from my book[...]
What Causes Supply Chain Confusion
My last post "Supply Chain Confusion could kill your business" generated several great comments from highly qualified professionals around the[...]
An Industry shifts – Retail Supply Chain strikes again
Retail Supply Chain is Going Through a Massive Shift As the US economy staggers and consumers remain austerity-oriented, dollar stores[...]
E- Learning; a philosophy not a manifesto
Stuart Emmett  takes a look at E-learning Wherever we turn these days all kinds of “e” are quickly growing and[...]

For IoT and SCM Automation /
or SCM Property Groups:

Your Business Network is your Business’ Net Worth
--- Excerpted from the introduction of THE 5-STAR BUSINESS NETWORK Business Network is now the engine of the society and[...]
Finally, An Innovation from Apple That is Worthy of Steve Jobs’ Name
The Apple watch left me underwhelmed as did the plethora of me-too tablets and phones which are barely struggling to[...]
Supply Chain Relationships- Partnerships or Partnershaft?
By Stuart Emmett Business & Relationships Business and supply chain management maybe technically simple, but it is usually managerially difficult.[...]
What Causes Supply Chain Confusion
My last post "Supply Chain Confusion could kill your business" generated several great comments from highly qualified professionals around the[...]
Challenging Leadership Principles
By Stuart Emmett  This article puts over what I see as essential leadership principles. They are taken from my book[...]
Consequences of Confusing Between Supply Chain and Logistics Can be Painful
Recently, obstetrician Dr Liu Hongmei hit global headlines when she disclosed the story of a young couple who came to her[...]

For Boutique Consulting Groups:

How To Find a Job
This blog post is relatively small and simple. Yet, as you will see, it is of immense use to anyone[...]
Use Monte Carlo Simulations to Quickly Model Costs and Influence Stakeholders
By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip Taking your business down to its lowest possible operating cost typically involves changing[...]
10 Ways To Create Value Through Your Business Network
The key to realising value in your business is to use your business network. The marketplace has moved on from[...]
Find Your Way OUT of the Rat Race
After a while, the rat race tires you out. Even if you are winning the race, you still feel like[...]
Teach Your Old Vendors New Tricks
By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip In the 1970s and 80′s, skateboarding went through a renaissance. Difficult tricks became[...]
BPOs – How to Avoid the Most Common Cause of Outsourcing Failure
By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip In the Eric Carle children’s story, The Mixed Up Chameleon, a chameleon attempts[...]
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